President Buhari has said that his second term ambition is not for any personal gain.
This was contained in a statement signed by Malam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
President Buhari said the passion to serve and see real changes in the lives of Nigerians informed his choice to join partisan politics in the first place and inspired him to contest elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
He noted that his administration had already started the process of ensuring fairness, justice, and equity, in spite of challenges, and would work hard to consolidate on the gains.
“I am not in politics for fun, frivolity or to amass wealth, I have always been driven by a deep sense of commitment to make a difference to lives of our people.
“After my retirement from the army or forceful retirement, I sat back and watched as events unfolded on the political turf, and realized the country needed an intervention for fairness, justice, and the inclusion of Nigerians in the issues that affect their lives,’’
After going to the court so many times to challenge results of elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011, and going up to the Supreme Court, I concluded that ultimately it is God who determines who will win elections, and in 2015 I got here,’’ he added